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Thoughts on Ferguson.

Originally appeared on The Final Strawj nix

Let’s go back to Ferguson. As I speak protesters in Ferguson MO await the Grand Jury decision in the case of a police officer who killed Mike Brown, and I really don’t know why. This is the same criminal justice system that has justified the genocide of Black people by White government agents for centuries, the same system that hired this pig, handed him a loaded gun and sent him goose stepping into a predominantly Black community in the first place. So now thousands are poised, insisting that the same system somehow validate the life of Mike Brown by prosecuting the very same killer who killed Mike while on the same payroll.


Why are people appealing to an obviously racist control system for validation? To me this is an extremely sad scenario. It’s like thousands of abused children, traumatized and neglected by a vicious drunken father and even after they realize what a brutal monster he is, they still seek his approval and validation. I don’t get it.

Why does anyone care what a Grand jury thinks? Or the prosecutor? Or a judge? Mike Brown is dead, and to speak of justice for Mike Brown is ridiculous if you’re talking about some stupid piece of paper with a rubber stamp on it telling us what we already know issued by the same institutions that took his life. Justice for Mike Brown would be giving him his life back, something Grand Juries, prosecutors and judges can’t do. So, in terms of justice all of them are irrelevant. Mike Mike is gone, but there’s plenty that can be done to prevent the next police shooting before it happens. Read more »

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This originally aired on The Final Straw. nobel

Recently, the Nobel Committee named the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013. Malala Yousafzai shares the award with some guy nobody ever heard of… Which isn’t to say he doesn’t deserve it. It’s just that he now occupies a dubious place in history along with the drummer that Ringo Starr replaced in the Beatles and that guy who was the other half of Wham! who wasn’t George Michael. He’s “that dude who won the Nobel Peace Prize with Malala.”
This year it seems the Nobel Committee ran out of heads of state to honor for managing several wars simultaneously. You’ll recall, Barak Obama is a prior Nobel Peace Prize winner, back when people were still wearing his “hope” and “change” T-shirts. So, if the conduct of past Peace Prize winners is any indication of what we can expect from Malala and what’s-his-name, they’ll soon be using drones to blow up wedding parties in the Third World and approving complex, illegal spying programs.
Yea for peace… Hope… Change. Read more »

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Please send Blackjack some mail!

blackjack-noteBlackjack Dzelajlija, in photo (bigger photo here) was sent to the super-duper-uber-mega-ultra-hyper-turbo-max because a rap verse he wrote appeared in 12 Monkey materials. He’s subjected to deprivation because the 12 Monkeys have great taste in music. If only Blackjack had falsely implicated Sean Swain, he would be at medium security now. Instead, he suffered a year of starvation and torture as Sean’s cell-mate in the Special Manglement Unit at MANCI, and has been held in solitary at OSP since August 2013 with no end in sight, targeted for his anarchist “ideology.”

Blackjack needs reading materials and penpals. All materials must come from a publisher or distributor, softback books only. His interests include anarchist theory and Christian liberation theology (convergence of anarchism and Christianity includes Leo Tolstoy). As a rapper, he could use a rhyming dictionary. And he could also use some mail to keep his mind engaged with the world on the other side of the fence.
Take the time to steal some good books for him and send them in from a local distro, and drop him a line so he knows he’s not forgotten.

Write him at:
James Dzelajilja
OSP 530-144
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd
Youngstown, OH 44505

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